Brighton drivers face crackdown on new Council action

DRIVERS could face fines as part of a crackdown on problem roads across the city.

Brighton and Hove City Council wants more powers to improve safety and reduce congestion.

Resources would be focused on addressing offenses such as illegal U-turns and stopping at yellow-boxed intersections.

Councilor Steve Davis, co-chair of the Environment, Transportation and Sustainability Committee, said: “We have long called for the power to enforce crimes that endanger the safety of residents and increase congestion in the city.

“Using surveillance data and consulting with local residents, we can identify these problem areas of the city and take action against those who break the law, particularly those who put others at risk.”

Brighton and Hove City Council is requesting the new powers being offered by the Government which would allow for stronger enforcement.

If approved, the new powers would impose stricter measures on certain problem roads, targeting specific crimes.

Currently, the police are responsible for dealing with such crimes, but it is argued that they are lost among other priorities. The new legislation stipulates that the responsibility will be shifted to local authorities instead.

Some of the identified areas are on Lewes Road, Old Shoreham Road and Church Street in Brighton. Implementation is scheduled to begin on a trial basis in autumn 2024. Brighton drivers face crackdown on new Council action

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